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Getting Rid of Wasps

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Getting Rid of Wasps

How do professionals get rid of wasps?

If you have a wasp nest, it is important to call a professional to get rid of it for you. 

Wasps have a habit of attacking people if they are disturbed, and can also carry germs. The attacks usually consist of a painful sting, which some people can be highly allergic to. The repellents that you can get hold of at your local hardware stores are only temporary solutions and can be ineffective.  If your neighbour has the wasps nest and doesn’t want it to be destroyed, you should still call the pest controllers, as they are a safety hazard. Pest Control can’t destroy the nest, but they can prevent them from affecting your household using control methods and the wasps’ behavioural traits.  

If you have a wasp nest around your property, please get in touch with a professional. They use specialist equipment that you can’t buy in hardware stores, which is highly effective and will get rid of the problem.    

How many wasps live in a nest?

In a small wasp nest, there are usually between 10 and 50 wasps. However, in a large wasp nest, there can be between 10,000 and 20,000! 

The smaller wasps nest are around the size of a golf ball, but they can be almost 3 times the size of a football; however, it is important not to attempt to get rid of the next on your own; whatever the size.  Wasps in a large group are an indication that you have a nest somewhere around your property. You will usually find them gathering around holes around your property, or flying out of roof tiles. They don’t tend to reuse their nests, as the Queen rebuilds one every year!  

If you do spot a nest, or see a large group of wasps flying around your property, then you almost definitely have a wasp nest, and it is important to get in touch with a professional as soon as possible. 

How does pest control get rid of wasps?

It is so important to call Pest Control to get rid of wasps, and not to try and do it yourself. There are so many different products that you can find at your local hardware store, such as wasp repellent; however, these are only temporary and aren’t always 100% effective. Pest controllers don’t usually kill the wasps; instead, they use control measures and examine the way the wasps behave to different things to try and get rid of them that way.  The pest controllers use insecticides for professional use only, and other specialist equipment. The nests themselves are destroyed using strong dust insecticides, the main one known as Ficam D.    

How much does it cost to get rid of wasps?

The average cost for getting rid of wasps is around £55, but this will depend on the circumstances, and factors including the number of wasps, the treatments used, the distance travelled and the specific company you choose. The cost can be anything between £45-£70. 

Usually, the treatment for the wasp nest is a fixed charge, and then there is an extra charge for the removal of the wasp nest, afterwards. 

How do you keep wasps from coming back?

When Pest Control comes to your house, they will put control methods into place, and give you the best advice and tips on how to stop wasps coming back to your property. There are also smells that wasps hate, which will prevent them from coming back; for example, mint, eucalyptus and wormwood.

Here are a few tips on how to keep wasps away:  

Ensure that your bin is shut properly, emptied regularly and is kept as clean as possible.

Grow some plants that smell strongly, especially mint as wasps can’t stand that smell.

Try to keep the colours in your garden to a minimum, so try and have more green plants that colourful flowers.

You could also try sprinkling some peppermint oil onto some cotton wool, and placing them around your garden.

A lot of professionals also recommend having a glass of orange juice in your garden, as the sweet scent will attract the wasps and get them out of your way.

If you’re sitting outside, with your family and friends, then it is recommended to place some citronella-scented candles around where you are sitting.

Ensure that you turn any outside lights off when you have finished, and are ready to go in, as wasps are attracted to the lights. 

What smell do wasps hate?

To get rid of wasps more naturally, there are certain smells that they hate, including mint, eucalyptus and wormwood. They also don’t like citronella-scented candles and strong-scented plants. There are many ways you can use these smells to get rid of wasps; for example, if you spread peppermint oil around your garden, they won’t like that either.  Wasps are attracted to sweet smells, including orange juice and perfume. Especially in the summertime, when you have your family and friends around for outdoor parties, the wasps will be attracted to the smells of the food, drink and perfumes. They are also attracted to the smell of the bins, so it is important to empty them regularly and keep them clean.  For more tips on getting rid of wasps in a more natural way, please get in touch with professional pest controllers around your local area today. Wasp stings can be dangerous, so it is important to do this as soon as possible. 

Where do wasps go when their nest is destroyed?

Every year, queens build their nests. They usually start about the size of a golf ball, but they can almost 3 times the size of a football! Once their nest is destroyed, the wasps usually just go out into the environment and wait until a new nest is built. However, they tend to keep coming back to see if their nest is still there, but the chemicals used on the nest will slowly weaken them.  Wasps do require shelter, food and drink to survive, which is why they need a nest. If they can’t find a nest after a certain amount of time, then they may not survive.

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